So, my New Year's Resolution this year was to write something every day. Not necessarily a whole story, but something
; a scene, a drabble, whatever. I've been unable to write much the last few years because my various meds (mostly my bi-polar ones), as they've changed my personality quite a bit and made it nearly impossible to focus on any one thing for more than a few minutes at a time.
It sucks, but what can I do, right? I have to take the meds, as they keep me stable. Not having the attention span for some things is just something I have to put up with in exchange for not feeling suicidal a good 90% of the time. >>;; Basically, MEDS = GOOD THING.
Anyway, I've really missed writing. I used to write every single day, lots of different things. Part of the reason I set up Beautiful Silence in the first place was to help me organize my thoughts some and (hopefully) keep me motivated to try actually writing some things out.
And it's actually worked relatively well. Musing over things here has kept the cogs in my brain turning decently and I've managed to actually scribble out a few things here and there. So the whole Beautiful Silence thing has definitely been worth while. ^^~
In the spirit of writing every day, here's another new N.D. drabble! Again, toying with one of the new generation Starlights. ♥( Angeline named him 'Diodore' and that was where the trouble began. )
I'm actually liking Angeline more and more all the time.
Angeline is the only Starlight that isn't originally from Kinmokusei, which makes her unique among the Nagareboshi. She comes from Earth, specifically Beauvais
(Oise department) in France; an agricultural town about 80 km north of Paris. Beauvais has a very interesting historical center known for it's astronomical clock and tapestry production.
While Angeline hails from Beauvais she was originally born in Paris. She's an orphan, stereotypically left in a basket on the doorstep of an orphanage when she was a baby. (While she has a general idea of how old she is, Angeline doesn't know when her exact birthday falls.) She spent a few months in the Paris orphanage, but they were overcrowded, so she and a handful of other children were moved to the nearby town of Beauvais. (Angeline was still an infant, so she doesn't remember her time in Paris at all.)
In Beauvais she had a relatively normal childhood, living in the orphanage there until she was about fourteen years old. She had friends both within the orphanage and outside it, but there weren't really any prospects for people to adopt her. Angeline took that in stride, though of course wished someone who wanted her would come along.
This wish was granted when Kozue and Ayame arrived. They were taking a vacation on Earth, and met Angeline while there. They got to know her and decided they would take her back to Kinmokusei with them when they returned. This was how Angeline made it to Kinmoku.
There are some details I'm not 100% clear on, like how she was chosen to be Sailor Star Lover, but I can work on those kind of things as I think of them.
On Kinmoku, Angeline found herself not only with a family, but a large extended
family. She was also away from the only home she had ever known, not just a different city, but a new planet
. On top of that, she only had half a grasp on the language. This was all, as you can imagine, a lot to take in all at once.
Angeline attempted to settle into her new life, but was finding it hard for many reasons. Being chosen to be a Starlight was just one more thing in a huge pile of HOLYCRAPNEW that landed in her lap. Thankfully, she was introduced to Hiroki, who would be her Nagareboshi partner, as well as Hiroki's current roommate, Charmer. Shortly after she moved to live with them, as is custom with Starlight teams.
She was also introduced to Vesta, a cat from Mau; usually Starlights aren't given guardians (it's only happened one other time in the history of Kinmoku), but given the uniqueness of Angeline's situation it was deemed that she would probably benefit from a guardian to help her out. The first thing Vesta did was connect to her psychically, at which point she was able to reach the language
part of Angeline's mind and instantaneously teach her the language of Kinmokusei.
Knowing the language helps immensely, though she still slips into her native French from time to time. ♥
Now Angeline is "sisters" with Vesta, extremely close with Hiroki and good friends with Charmer. She is also getting to be good friends with the other younger Nagareboshi team (Ayu/Neo-Hunter, Shizuki/Dazzler & Yuuhi/Neo-Singer). The time she's spending getting to know them has increased exponentially since the outbreak, since classes and lessons are often cancelled lately.
Angeline is having a very hard time with the plague, including having nightmares nearly every night. Her friends are very worried about her, and take turns comforting her when it happens. Vesta, Ayu and Shizuki are better at this than the others, though Hiroki, Charmer and Yuuhi are learning.
She is also very dependent on her kitten, Diodore, whose hijinks help to keep her mind off of things (at least when she's awake, anyway.) She finds watching Dio attempt to play with Vesta to be amusing and quite entertaining; Dio can usually make her laugh, even if it's just a bit, no matter how down she's feeling.
NOTE: Haha, Vesta and Diodore are based on two of my own cats. Vesta is literally exactly the same as my
Vesta, at least physically. Diodore is physically (and personality-wise, mostly) a match for my cat, Nio, though I switched his name since Angeline would have given him a French one. His name is often shortened to "Dio", though, which is so similar to Nio's that it might as well be the same. Haha. ♥
EDIT: Random Ezno icon since I don't really have any that match this entry. Hmm. I need more N.D. icons... =/